Using Miss Marnie’s empty baby food jars (with soft drinks of course!) as idea I of course saw on Pinterest. I couldn’t wait to try it for her first birthday. I even had a vintage style drinks tray to complete the look. They would also make a great idea for a baby showers (you could use mustard, pesto and small pickle jars also to achieve the same look.)
It really is so simple to do – and really effective too. I got Mr VIB to make the hole in the lids. He used a braddle (a pointed screwdriver, I believe!) and a hammer to create the hole in the centre of the lid. He then flattened the rough edges on the underside with a hammer – to avoid any sharp edges.
I then spray painted the lids with some cream spray paint from Hobbycraft and put the jars through the dishwasher before use (and also to remove the last of the sticky labels).
How cute do they look with a vintage style paper straw popped in? And, they went down a treat at her party too.
** Simple Homemade Lemonade for kids **
To make roughly 2 pints of lemonade you will need:
- 24 tablespoons of caster sugar
- 1/2 pint of boiling water
- 1/2 pint of lemon juice (about 6-7 lemons depending on size)
- 2 large handfuls of ice
- 1/2 to 1 pint of cold water
- Pour the sugar and boiling water into a jug and stir to completely dissolve the sugar.
- Leave sugar syrup to cool – overnight in fridge is ideal.
- While sugar syrup is cooling – squeeze the lemons. Then strain juice into the jug of cooled sugar syrup.
- Stir 1/2 -1 pint of cold water into the sugar and lemon syrup – depending on how strong you would like lemonade to be.
- Decorate lemonade with small lemon slices and paper straws.